Patrick HENRY

HAIRSTON.org ID#6408, b. 29 May 1736, d. 6 June 1799
Birth*Patrick HENRY was born on 29 May 1736 in Hanover County, Virginia
Marriage*He married Sarah SHELTON in 1754. 
Death Spouse*His wife, Sarah Shelton, died in 1755. 
ElectedPatrick HENRY became the first Governor of Virginia on July 5, 1776. 
Marriage*He married Dorothea DANDRIDGE, daughter of Col. Nathaniel West DANDRIDGE and Dorothea SPOTSWOOD, on 25 October 1777.1 
Court Record*August 1779 - Patrick Henry was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Henry County. Robert Hairston, Peter Saunders, William Tunstall, Abraham Penn and Robert Woods were also appointed. 
Elected*Patrick HENRY was elected, for the second time, the Governor of Virginia on December 1, 1784. 
Death*He died on 6 June 1799 at age 63. 

Family 1

Sarah SHELTON d. 1755

Family 2

Dorothea DANDRIDGE b. 25 Sep 1757, d. 1831

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S169] Mackenzie, George Norbury, 1851-1919. Colonial Families of the United States of America: In Which Is Given the History, Genealogy And Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled In the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. New York: The Grafton Press, 1907. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89058675869, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
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